Island of Misfits – Steve Lopes
Join us on Friday 9th June for the opening of Steve Lopes’ new exhibition Island of Misfits. In this exhibition Steve Lopes creates a mysterious world of poetic landscapes inhabited by curious figures.
Reflecting his long fascination with migration and colonialism – particularly in the Antipodes – his paintings are testament to resilience in the face of change and people’s ability to cope with unfamiliar territories. In these paintings Lopes reimagines mysterious figures, strange creatures and brooding landscapes that seem to reveal the truer deeper selves of these settler’s fantasies, desires and hidden dreams.
Lopes has consistently attracted the attention of critics and collectors with his rich subject matter. His distinctive works are evidence of a large investment of labour and skill, which has made them readily recognisable and highly collectable. His work is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra.
Island of Misfits opens 6:00 pm Friday June 9 with Steve Lopes attending the opening.
Steve will also conduct an Artist Talk discussing his inspiration and practice on Saturday June 10 from 2:00 pm.
The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:3 0pm and Saturday from 10:0 am to 5:00 pm.
This is a free event. Everyone welcome.